Tips for Shifting to a More Aggressive Virtual Care Growth Strategy
By Lee Ann Lambdin
Hospitals and caregivers across the country have pivoted to virtual care in response to COVID-19. It's opened the door for telehealth growth in ways we've never seen before. We’ve witnessed a rapid shift from a previously deliberate adoption path to a record pace of uptake.
“Telehealth is bridging the gap between people, physicians, and health systems, enabling everyone, especially symptomatic patients, to stay at home and communicate with physicians through virtual channels, helping to reduce the spread of the virus to mass populations and the medical staff on the frontlines,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO, and co-founder of Tyto Care, a telehealth technology company, in this Healthcare IT News article.
It's likely that this adoption to virtual care is here to stay, as patients will expect it to continue to be an option for care delivery in the future. So, how can hospital planners prepare for a change in strategy in light of our collective embrace of virtual technologies?